Vanguard Documentaries

Vanguard Documentaries Vanguard Documentaries is a film development and production company specializing in arts, cultural affairs, and political documentaries. Founded by Emmy Award-winning producer Charles Hobson, Vanguard Documentaries has been producing films of cultural and social value for over thirty years.

We have co-produced films with PBS, BBC, Arte, ITVS, and many other notable networks.

06/15/2012
Reuters Insider

One of our Cyberbullying PSA's for Verizon Wireless was recently featured on Reuters Insider in honor of Internet Safety Month!

06/07/2012
A Place Like Home

Good morning, friends!! We've missed you! Have you checked out our promotional video for the amazing organization Broadway Housing Communities?

A look at the work of Broadway Housing Communities in West Harlem and Washington Heights (Manhattan, NYC). Find out more at www.broadwayhousing.org

Have a great 4th, everyone! This article from National Geographic is very festive!!
07/01/2011
Fourth of July Myths Debunked

Have a great 4th, everyone! This article from National Geographic is very festive!!

Many stories of U.S. independence turn out to be more fiction than fact—and National Treasure isn't the only culprit.

06/22/2011
The Flatiron

We had a lovely time at the Van Alen Institute last night! Our The Flatiron Film event went swimmingly! If you'd like to be a part of the film's success, please visit our Kickstarter page! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flatironfilm/the-flatiron

The Flatiron Building is a building like no other, yet surprisingly, nobody has made a film about this New York icon – until now.

06/22/2011
Define American: Jose's Story

Great work and happy happy birthday to our friend Jehmu Greene!

Please watch! Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas reveals his undocumented status. How do you Define American?

Welcome to a new conversation about immigration in our country. Define American is dedicated to changing the conversation about immigrants in America who are...

EP Charles Hobson speaks at the PenTales event earlier this month! Click to listen to his story about Jazz musicians mig...
06/20/2011
PenTales

EP Charles Hobson speaks at the PenTales event earlier this month! Click to listen to his story about Jazz musicians migrating to Paris between the two World Wars!

Co-founder Saskia Miller chats with IP lawyer and PenTales Panama organizer Maria Arrocha about the current creative boom in her country.

Loving this literary tour of Brooklyn! Just when you thought you knew it all...http://bit.ly/f8h1ei
06/19/2011
Literary Tour of Brooklyn | offManhattan

Loving this literary tour of Brooklyn! Just when you thought you knew it all...http://bit.ly/f8h1ei

Self-guided literary tour of Brooklyn. Visit the homes of famous writers like Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and Richard Wright. Enjoy a poetry-themed cocktail.

06/18/2011

Have a great weekend, all!

06/12/2011

SUNDAY NEWS: The Flatiron is giving away a prize to their 25th fan! Helene A. Stapinski discusses our upcoming project in an interview with WBGO Jazz 88.3 http://bit.ly/kNcAhw ! AND all 4 of our PSA's for Verizon Wireless are now on YouTube, check out one of them here! http://youtu.be/dzuguaf-hlU

06/11/2011

Our film The Flatiron is giving away a special prize to their 25th follower! It could be you!! Only five followers to go....help them out!

You can listen to Helene A. Stapinski's interview with David Cruz of WBGO Jazz 88.3 online at your leisure! She is WONDE...
06/11/2011
Five Fingered Discount At The Movies | WBGO Jazz 88.3FM

You can listen to Helene A. Stapinski's interview with David Cruz of WBGO Jazz 88.3 online at your leisure! She is WONDERFUL!! And Mr. Cruz does a fantastic job, as well!

David Cruz takes a look at plans to make a documentary based on Helene Stapinski’s memoir of growing up in Jersey City, Five Finger Discount, A Crooked Family History.

Hey Friends!Since you're online anyway..please check out our new videos from our Cyberbullying web series. Educate yours...
06/10/2011
When Does "Rude" Cross the Line, Online?

Hey Friends!
Since you're online anyway..please check out our new videos from our Cyberbullying web series. Educate yourself on the issue, and you could become a hero!

Verizon has teamed up with national experts to create a cyberbullying education series for parents. For more tips, visit http://parentalcontrolcenter.com.

06/10/2011

Finalizing our plans for the The Flatiron debut event! Next week's going to be a busy one!!

06/01/2011

We'd love to hear your thoughts on our cyberbullying series! We've posted YouTube link 1 of 4 on our profile. Please take a minute to learn more about this issue, especially all of our followers who are parents!! http://youtu.be/OeXCT8I4uFU

05/11/2011

Vanguard Documentaries Update 5/11/11

05/06/2011
Kimchi Chronicles - Hugh Jackman Promo

Tune into the 1st episode this Sunday (early release in the NY area) on Channel 13 (WNET) at 4pm -- check out the promo video!

Hugh Jackman introduces a new series coming to public television stations (PBS) about Korean food and culture

04/29/2011
Full Episodes | Sunday Arts | THIRTEEN

Tune in to see Museum of the City of New York on PBS!

In this edition of SundayArts Primetime, Philippe de Montebello visits the Hispanic Society of America to view Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's mural, "Vision of Spain."

Have you checked out Werner Herzog's latest doc?
04/29/2011
GreenCine Daily: Film of the Week: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Have you checked out Werner Herzog's latest doc?

In the last few years, there's been several signs that the Werner Herzog persona — an increasingly dominant presence in his documentaries — is tipping towards self-parody. Last year's "Werner Herzog Reads Curious George" video was initially mistaken by many people as the real thing, a sign that othe

04/27/2011
Helene Stapinski Discusses Five-Finger Discount Documentary

If you haven't heard the big news yet, we've optioned Helene A. Stapinski's memoir "Five Finger Discount"! Here's a short video with some back-story for your viewing pleasure :)

Author of the national best seller, Five Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History, Helene Stapinski discusses her memoir and her decision to develop the tru...

04/25/2011

If anyone's looking for a book recommendation this week, might we politely suggest THE FLATIRON by Alice Sparberg Alexiou! A true New York story.

04/25/2011

Good morning!! Lots to do this week for our Flatiron and Five Finger Discount projects :) Stay tuned, as usual!

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